Establishment of an environmental DNA observation system

Tohoku University operates ANEMONE (All Nippon eDNA Monitoring Network), the globe’s leading environmental DNA monitoring network. ANEMONE’s comprehensive database, accessible to the public, is evolving into an unparalleled biodiversity information hub. The aspiration to establish this system as an international standard holds promise for creating a high-resolution nature information infrastructure. Such a framework would facilitate biodiversity impact assessments across entire supply chains on a global scale, while also informing the development of international biodiversity economic strategies.